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Seniors Festival to showcase huge line-up of workshops and events

Posted 4 March 2019 by System Administrator (Georges River News)

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene officially launched Councilandrsquo;s Seniors Festival at Hurstvilleandrsquo;s Marana Auditorium on Tuesday 12 February. Running until 27 February, this yearandrsquo;s theme of andlsquo;Love Your Lifeandrsquo; encourages local seniors to get out, get active and be social. The festival will see Council partnering with and supporting many local seniorsandrsquo; service providers and groups to showcase a range of programs available in the Georges River area. Mayor Greene encouraged all seniors to make the most of the festival offerings throughout February. andldquo;This yearandrsquo;s festival is a wonderful opportunity for local seniors to sample some of the great programs on offer in the area,andrdquo; he said. andldquo;We have 24 events across the month, catering to a range of interests, as well as a diverse line-up of special events being run especially for Seniors Festival. andldquo;Hurstville Community Gardens will play host to organic gardening workshops and an art class in the garden. andldquo;Councilandrsquo;s libraries will also be hosting a range of information workshops tailored for seniors including a andlsquo;money mattersandrsquo; financial advice seminar, a strata living talk, an introductory workshop to ancestry.com, an ukulele class for beginners and a chair yoga class. andldquo;We also have a range of social events lined-up including a multicultural seniors line dancing social party at Hurstville Seniors Centre, with 40% of proceeds raised goingandnbsp;to Alzheimerandrsquo;s Australia,andrdquo; he added. The festival launch also coincided with the unveiling of Councilandrsquo;s new 2019 Seniorsandnbsp;Program calendar, which has been developed in conjunction with local seniorsandnbsp;groups. andldquo;Council is pleased to be providing local seniors with a new central source ofandnbsp;information detailing ongoing programs throughout the year,andrdquo; said Mayor Greene. andldquo;These programs are run by local seniors groups at Council venues across theandnbsp;Georges River area, with our venues provided at no cost to the groups as part of ourandnbsp;seniors program,andrdquo; he added. For a full list of Active Seniors Festival events and information, download a copy of the festival program from Councilandrsquo;s website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Community/Community-Development/Older-People